In a long overdue response to the Review of the Designs System – Final Report prepared by the now defunct Advisory Council in Intellectual Property (ACIP) in 2015, IP Australia has announced the introduction of a 12 month grace period from the priority date of...

In a long sought win for patentees, in Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited v Commissioner of Patents [2020] FCA 778, Justice Burley of the Federal Court has found that the claims of a group of innovation patents directed to electronic gaming machines (EGM) claim patentable...

          When you’re ready to apply for a patent, it can be beneficial to get advice from an attorney. Australian Patent attorneys are specialists in this area of the law and they will be able to guide you through the requirements for patenting your product and answer any...

Until recently, a patent could only be obtained in Hong Kong if it was based on the registration of a patent granted in any one of China, Europe and the United Kingdom. This re-registration process occurred in two stages: 1. A request to record an application...

After a long wait, the Intellectual Property Laws Amendments (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019 received Royal Assent on 26 February 2020 and will now be known as Intellectual Property Laws Amendments (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Act 2020...

While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of sport, IP is an essential and ingrained part of the industry as a whole. Intellectual Property registration helps everyone involved in the sports (and fitness) industry, ranging from viewers to...

A big change is set to come into force for Australian trade mark owners, who, from 25 February 2019, will no longer be able to rely on the commencement of infringement proceedings as a defence to groundless threats. Currently, a trade mark owner who commenced...

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